MSC - The Havens - Ipswich

The new headquarters of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), one of the world’s largest shipping companies, is located in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Prism Architectural were tasked with providing a high performance envelope using Schuco’s FW50+ Curtain Wall system incorporating Schuco’s ALB Brise Soleil system.

Main Contractor
SEH French Ltd
Architect
Barefoot & Gilles
Requirement
To design, fabricate and install the complete external envelope to the main office building and link.
Solution
The main external façade featured Schuco FW50+ Curtain Walling tied back to each slab level. Each elevation was glazed using pilkington Suncool HP Neutral 70/40 and graphite grey glass spandrels to hide the floor slabs. To the outside of the glazing there are three runs of Schuco ALB Brise Soleil to each floor and to the roof there are 3 dual pitched rooflights, again from the Schuco FW50+ Aluminium System.